Outside Your Comfort Zone: Patent Searching

Outside Your Comfort Zone: Patent Searching

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Outside Your Comfort Zone: Patent Searching
Start date Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30 PM
End date Tuesday, May 16, 2017 01:30 PM
CPD Points 1.0
Price Non Member £72.00 (Includes £12.00 VAT)
Member £48.00 (Includes £8.00 VAT)

On behalf of CILIP Patent & Trade Mark Group (PATMG) - Presenters: Susan Bates and Grayce Shomade

Accessing the important information contained in patent documents, that was once the sole domain of the professional searcher, has now become increasingly mainstream with the introduction of a number of free web-based patent resources.  The search engines and interfaces are adequate and very user-friendly for novices, and those who are occasional searchers, to retrieve useful information without too much effort.  Highlighting some key free sources, such as Espacenet (EPO), PatentScope (WIPO) and Google Patents, this webinar will help you better understand the structured nature of the information within a patent document and how it relates to the patent search process, as well as provide awareness and tips to enable you to carry out effective and efficient patent searches and gain an insight into patents, held by other parties and their legal status, in support of your patentability, clearance and validity assessments.